7th Annual NW Melanoma 5k Walk and Fun Run

War on Skin Cancer Event

PDX Skincare Festival

Saturday May 19th, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Collaborative Life Sciences Building, 2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR

AIM at Melanoma and SolSurvivors, a local not-for-profit, will be hosting a community walk to raise awareness of skin cancer. W;lak are being held in Portland as well as Corvallis. All proceeds will support the Melanoma Tissue Bank Consortium.

To register for the Portland walk visit: https://walk.aimatmelanoma.org/Portland2018/ 

To learn about the War on skin cancer event visit: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/health/services/dermatology/war-on-melanoma/screening-and-research-expo.cfm

To learn more about the tissue bank watch this Skin of Steel video.

Free Skin Cancer Screening for the full day

The Portland OHSU and community dermatologists will provide rapid skin exams and cancer prevention tips. These rapid exams are NOT a substitute for a full skin examination with your physician. Physicians are not allowed to provide treatment at the time of the screening.

TED-Style Skin Cancer Talks

·         Short talks by OHSU Knight Cancer Institute physicians and expert guest speakers will present on relevant topics to the world of skin cancer prevention, detection, treatment and social impacts.

·         Engage with the experts! Audience Q&A sessions to follow each presentation.

Skin Cancer Education & Fun

·         Interact with one of our many fun and educational booths, including sun safety education, research project updates, MoleMapper phone app, games, & more!

Visit the Photo gallery from last year

Corvallis Aim Walk/Fun Run


Sunday June 3rd, 2018 Check in 8:45, walk begins at 9:00

Corvallis High School Track (behind building)

1400 NW Buchanan Ave., Corvallis, Oregon

No fee for the event but to receive a t-shirt and goody bag you must register and raise a minimum of $50 by May 3rd

100% of net proceeds will support AIM's Melanoma Tissue Bank - benefiting those impacted by melanoma locally, regionally, and nationally - at OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.  OHSU Knight Cancer Institute is one of four leading melanoma research centers in the U.S. that have laid the groundwork for AIM's International Melanoma Tissue Bank Consortium (IMTBC), which will provide the most basic of tools – primary tissue to be used in research.  This tissue bank will be a critical resource for melanoma researchers to advance innovative and novel new treatment options to reverse the progress of this cancer. And is a sister event to the one in Portland.

Visit the Photo Gallery from last year.

If you have questions contact: Cathy Law at law@peak.org or call 541-829-1068



Rage at the Sun


Date:   Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Time:    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location:   Wilshire Park, NE. 33rd and Skidmore, Picnic Site A

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Join us to socialize and share how we protect ourselves when outdoors. Show off your favorite sunglasses, clothing, hats, and lotions. Bring a picnic lunch and spend time getting to know others with the same concerns. The idea for this event came about from this poem.

Rage at the Sun

You took my wife and the mother of our children

and replaced her with pain and sorrow.

You took flesh from my back

and gave me a fear of a simple walk in the park.


My children and I grieved and healed.

My doctor treated my wound and we monitor my skin.

We now leave the house and enjoy the day

with the protection of glasses, clothing, hats, and lotions.


With knowledge and awareness, we now survive.

We spread the word to help others avoid our pain.

Now we party and shout and dance in the park.

Then we look to the sky and Rage at the Sun.


Robin Zimmerman